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, the president will make remarks to the united nations general assembly. it was announced last week that the palestinian president would seek unanimous vote -- recognition from the state -- for the state of palestine -- seek united nations recognition for the state of palestine, something in that bid states is opposed to. caller: thank you for taking my call, and i do respect the commander in chief. i have been in the service. i was in the air force during the vietnam era. i am retired now at my age. i like some of the things the president said, as far as getting more backbone. i think the president as the commander-in-chief, has to be decisive in his decision. however, i have seen this country over the last 40-plus years slowly deteriorated because of all the things that have been happening in our government. the government is here to serve the people, not the other way around. i would like to see the government actually take a less active role in telling the people how they should live their lives, ok? what i would like to see happen from the commander-in-chief is that he does giv
-- [applause] he assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. because of our conviction, and because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a m
of the united nations but it will become an observer if the general assembly votes. this will get them access to membership and it is a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if united states had put forward any comprehensive peace proposal as president obama has announced. one, a freeze on all is really settlements and also based on the 1967 borders. if they would put forward that proposal as a basis point of negotiation, both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those issues. the israelis are not willing to accept those proposals and president obama is not willing to make that effort. as an alternative to the stalemate, we reluctantly would support the palestinian move for recognition in the general assembly. >> one final question, what can you in the carter center do to help educate the members of congress on working in developing countries with respect for the individuals rather than going in with a heavy hand? >> nothing. [laughter] i do not think congress is receptive to any and vice from the carter center. i still maintain a close rela
territory. and yet, even here in the general assembly the truth can sometimes break through. in 1984, when i was appointed israel ds ambassador to the unite nation's i visited a great rabi. he said to me -- and ladies and gentlemen i don't want any of you to be offended because from personal experience of serving here i know there are many honorable men and women, many capable and decent people serving their nations here. but here's what the rabi said to me. he said to me you will be serving in a house of many lines. and then he said, remember, that even in the darkest place the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide. today i hope that the light of truth will shine if only for a few minutes in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country. so as israel's prime minister, i didn't come here to win applause. i came here to speak the truth. the truth is -- [applause] the truth is that israel wants peace. the truth is that i want peace. the truth is that in the middle east at all times but especially during these turbulent days peace must be anchored in security.
by force . the tragedy of our people was born, the united nations -- was born as well, by tens and hundreds of the resolution and recommendations issued by the general assembly and the security council. but these resolutions were in a way in vain. we go to the united nations to ask and to demand for a legal right which is the full membership of the palestinian state in this organization. we convey with our fellow palestinian delegation the pain of our people to achieve this goal and to put an end to the torture, and we enjoy our right with -- enjoy our freedom within a palestinian state within the borders of june 4, 1967 with jerusalem as the capital of our nation. our efforts, our continuous efforts so as to reach through negotiations, a resolution to end the occupation and to lead to the establishment of an independent palestinian state is at a locker. because of the policies of the israeli government that is rejecting to commit itself with negotiations on the basis of the international legal resolutions and agreement signed with the p.l.o. and it's a policy of celtments and as the jewish
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